Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre Production

Overview

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre Production is a rigorous programme covering contemporary theatre-making's dynamic practice. Students can expect to hone and sharpen their craft in performance, directing, devising design, and production management. This practice is supported by critical studies of history, context, and theory. 

Students also consider the production of theatre in an increasingly digital world. Further, they will graduate with basic proficiency in leadership, innovation, self-sustainability, leadership, and arts entrepreneurship. 

This new programme is taught by theatre practitioners and academicians with diverse experiences, viewpoints, and methodologies. In addition to lectures and practical/ studio sessions, students learn through tutorials, solo and group activities, guided research, fieldwork, and field trips. 

Students are given ample opportunities to network, collaborate, experiment, and find their voice through five productions within the span of three years. Students also complete a 12-week industrial placement before they graduate.

Beyond the field of theatre, this programme equips students with skills that unlock broad early-career prospects in the creative industries, which include (and are not limited to): the performance, production, and/or management for film; television; radio; digital and social media; broadcasting and journalism; music and dance; events and concerts; marketing and advertising; and entertainment-leisure industries, which include malls, zoos, museums, galleries, carnivals, and theme parks.

Intakes
April, September
Duration
3 Years (full-time)
Career Prospects
  • Actor/Performer
  • Applied theatre practitioner
  • Casting agent
  • Director & Assistant director
  • Drama educator
  • Dramaturg, Writer & Critic
  • Production Designer
  • Production/Stage manager
  • Technical Crew
  • Theatre administrator
Estimated Annual Course Fee
  • RM36,300
    for Malaysian students
  • USD7,867
    for international students
International students must pay their fees in RM equivalent. The USD here is just an indicative/estimation and subject to the prevalent exchange rate

Programme Structure

Year 1

Acting & Text Analysis
Body, Voice & Improv
Directing
Directed Theatre Production
English for the Arts
Global Theatre
Malaysian Theatre
Media for Performance
Production Management
Stage Management

Year 2

Asian Theatre Project
Communication Skills
Contemporary Theatre Practices
Free Elective 1
Free Elective 2
Lighting, Scenic & Costume Design
Music & Sound Design
Physical & Devised Theatre
Voiceover Performance

Year 3

Applied Theatre
Career Development
Capstone Project 1
Capstone Project 2
Internship
Topic Study 1
Topic Study 2
Writing on Performance

MOHE Compulsory General Studies Subjects

For Local Students
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban 
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A  (Applicable to students who did not sit for  SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM  Bahasa Melayu) OR  Critical Thinking 
  • Community Service for Planetary Health 
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset & Skills 
  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa 
  • Integrity & Anti-Corruption
For International Students
  • Appreciation of Ethics & Civilisation 
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 
  • Community Service for Planetary Health 
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset & Skills 
  • Integrity & Anti-Corruption 
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Entry Requirements

STPM

Average C or CGPA 2.0 (Minimum 2 principals)

A-Level

Minimum 8 points (Minimum Grade D in at least 2 subjects)

Note: For A-Level points calculation

A = 10 points

B = 8 points

C = 6 points

D = 4 points

E = 2 points

Australian Matriculation

ATAR 55

Canadian Matriculation

55%

Monash University Foundation Year

55%

Sunway Foundation in Arts

CGPA 2.0

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology

CGPA 2.0

Unified Examination Certificate

Maximum 28 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs)

International Baccalaureate

Completed with minimum 24 points (excluding bonus points)

Sunway Diploma in Related Field*

CAVG 50% or CGPA 2.0

APEL.A

An APEL.A Certificate (APEL T-6) (Recognition of Prior Learning) 
(Click on this link for further information on APEL.A)

Note: Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
*Sunway Diploma holders may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.

Audition Requirements

  • 1 recorded 1-to-3-minute monologue 
  • 1 online interview 

Audition Pieces 

  • Email @email for a list of audition monologues you must choose from. This monologue must be memorised and performed in a single take. 
  • Upload your audition video onto YouTube and email the link to @email

Interview 

  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for an online interview. Be prepared to introduce yourself, share with us your reasons for entering this programme, and talk about your plans/aspirations for the future.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS or equivalent 6.0
  • MUET Band 4
  • SPM English B3 or B+
  • UEC English B4
  • O-Level English (1119) Credit
  • Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
  • ESL / English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For more information about the scholarships and financial aid, please visit the SEG Scholarships website.

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